E 341 • Short Story Workshop
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
This course is offered to students who have already taken E 325 and have developed a serious interest in wanting to write fiction. During the early weeks of the semester we shall study examples of the short story form: you will need to purchase a packet containing a selection of stories. Much of the rest of the semester will be devoted to a close criticism of stories written by the students in the class. Some sessions will be devoted to a discussion of literature with reference to chosen texts that will help us to broaden our view of the forms of fiction.
I emphasize the use of language, the creation of form, and the development of an individual style; I attempt to let students discover the approach best for them, I do not prescribe what they should do.
Students are expected to write three short stories of about 10 pages (typed, double-spaced) each. They will need to make copies of the stories for each member of the class.
Your grade for this course will depend on
1. The quality of your work
2. Class discussion
3. Regular attendance. It is most important that everyone be present promptly every day prepared to discuss the story under review.